Written for individuals training to be therapists, those who are new to the practice, and seasoned therapists in search of a fresh, new approach, A Therapy Primer helps readers understand the complexities of the practice and build the skills needed to be successful within it. The book serves as a valuable handbook that provides practical, accessible information and advice that can be employed across a wide range of therapeutic disciplines.
Early chapters outline the qualities of an effective therapist, ongoing assessment, getting started in the profession, and employing a positive approach. Later chapters are dedicated to case management, treatment considerations, working with children, group therapy, cultural considerations, crisis intervention, and more.
Featuring guidelines and suggestions that can be applied to a variety of theoretical approaches, A Therapy Primer helps future and practicing therapists develop effective treatment plans and collaborate with clients in meaningful ways to maximize therapeutic outcomes.
Greg Berg, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College. He earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of Arizona and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University-Fullerton.